OXFORD, MS – OCTOBER 01: Chad Kelly #10 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrates after a game against the Memphis Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Oxford, Mississippi. Mississippi won 48-28. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

We’ve all heard the story. Local kid is the star high school quarterback, goes on to do great things, returns to his former school a hero.

Those stories don’t tend to finish with the quarterback rushing the field during a massive brawl, but then those stories weren’t about Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly.

Ole Miss has a bye this week, so Chad was back home in Buffalo watching his brother play. The brawl apparently happened after a late hit on Kelly’s brother:


Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze tweeted a statement:

This would be less of a concern if not for the fact that Kelly has a few, let’s say incidents, in his past. As SB Nation notes:

Chad Kelly was on Clemson’s roster for two seasons, but in 2014 he was dismissed from the team for “detrimental conduct.” It was later reported that Kelly’s involvement in an alleged fender bender incident after Clemson’s spring game contributed to his dismissal.

In Dec. 2014, Kelly was arrested in Buffalo, N.Y., after he allegedly fought with two bouncers and said, “I’m going to go to my car and get my AK-47 and spray this place,” according to a report. In Jan. 2015 he received a plea deal following the incident, and completed 50 hours of court-ordered community service.

Kelly reportedly didn’t hit anyone, so it’s hard to imagine this is going to result in any externally visible punishment from Freeze. And if someone took a cheap shot at my brother, I guess I’d want to run onto the field too.

But there’s wanting to do something and having the self-control to not do it, and then there’s just blindly reacting in anger. Hopefully this is the last time Kelly is involved in a story like this.

[SB Nation]

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